Nigerian military says kills 11 Islamists in northeast

AFP , Saturday 28 Jan 2012


Nigerian troops on Saturday killed 11 fighters from the Islamist sect Boko Haram during a shootout in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, a spokesman said.

"Today, in an exchange of fire during an cordon-and-search operation conducted by the JTF, 11 Boko Haram members were killed," Lieutenant Colonel Hassan Mohammed told AFP by telphone, referring to the army's Joint Task Force unit.

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